The Cost of Repurposing a Garden

Here’s a breakdown of everything I’ve spent in landscaping, excluding plants.

The Cost of Being Cold

I live in Minnesota where the wind chill got down to -51 degrees Fahrenheit this week.

The Cost of the Adoption Process: The Pre-approval Stage

Agency fees, training costs, background checks, and more.

The Cost of the Luxury Items Mentioned in Cardi B’s “I Like It”

Cardi B has said on camera that she doesn’t like to sing about objects she doesn’t actually own.

The Costs of Home, “Home,” and Hawaii for the Holidays

Figuring out what to do about the holidays has become a recurring project over the last few years.

Why I Didn’t Legally Change My Name

Just to file a petition for a name change costs $435 in the California court system.

How Has Halloween Candy Changed in Price Since 2014?

Four years ago, I tallied up a bunch of popular Halloween candy “assortments” (aka “giant bags of mixed candy”) and ranked them by cost per candy and cost per ounce.

A Year of Unpaid Maternity Leave

When I got pregnant I knew that I wanted to take a year off to stay home with the baby.

The Cost of Homemade Halloween Costumes

My daughter wanted to be a plague doctor for Halloween.

Everything I Own That’s Worth Its Weight in Gold

Gold is a lot more expensive than I thought it was.